Skip to main content

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: wisconsindead Date: Mar 23, 2012 9:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Version of...

ic ic. Sounds a bit rough. Did ya catch the dark star? it might be the best version out of the 80s.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 23, 2012 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Version of...

YES! And then Hampton years later.

I'm glad I wasn't one of those in the know about them breaking it out. I was on the front of the lawn overlooking the lower crowd/stage and bay beyond and saw the shooting star. The moment when Phil hit those opening notes still gives me chills.... (after he told the crowd to hold on because they were going to try something special - Friday the 13th with a full moon). Yea, it was '84 but it was pure magic. One hell of a weekend and then DNC in SF and hitching down 1 from Santa Cruz to Ventura... Nobody for President in 1984. All I owned was what I carried. Freedom's just another word ...

http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/dark-star-stories-the-greek-07131984/

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: wisconsindead Date: Mar 23, 2012 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Version of...

cool, thanks for the link.

Yea i was talking to clementine the other day about how pissed you woulda been if you were one of those people who decided to skip the encore to get out early only to find out they played dark star. And im sure that happened to a few people who were there. I didnt know about the rumors, ill definitely give that link a read.

And while i rarely venture into 1984 I still find 1984-03-31 to be one of the best 80s shows I've ever heard. Disregarding the latter half of the second set, its pretty killer. An amazing LLR (all time favorite next to 1985-11-05, or is it -08?) along with every song being a stand out version.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 23, 2012 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Version of...

I caught the Ripple encore and that show was a dog. I recall the show as pretty much sucking and friends I were with did leave before that encore, but I'm damn glad I stayed since only GD Ripple I caught. Was also at Hampton Box of Rain breakout and while it was ragged, I have no true recall because everyone was screaming, jumping up and down, etc. I guess it didn't take that much for us to get too excited in the mid-80s...